June 6, 2010

Cracked Pepper Gravy

* 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
* 5 Tablespoons flour
* 2-1/2 cups milk
* 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
* 4 tsp. cracked pepper
1. Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan. Make a roux by slowly whisking in the flour. Continually whisk until the flour desolves into a light brown paste.
2. Slowly whisk in the milk, stirring constantly. Add salt and pepper. Simmer gravy for 10 minutes until it thickens. Serve hot.
Large peppercorn pieces may be removed by straining
Makes 3 cups

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